You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you’ve […]
Thus it is ever in life. The aims we once pursued no longer satisfy us; […]
The poet sees better than other mortals. I do not see things as they are, […]
The flame that is naturally clear always gives the most light and heat. If I […]
Talent works, genius creates.
Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm.
Nature best teaches how to pray, and how to reverence all the gifts the Almighty […]
My symphonies would have reached Opus 100 if I had but written them down… Sometimes […]
My indifference to money and my spendthrift ways are disgraceful. You have no idea how […]
My heart pounds sickeningly and I turn pale… I often feel as if I were […]